Yoga requires practice. I've been practicing it for almost two years and have so much to learn. I'm amazed when I even miss a few days at how tightly bound I become. Sports require practice. Music does. I feel like relationships do. After 33 years of marriage, I find myself still practicing at being a… Continue reading Practice
In days gone by, a milestone was literally a stone or pile of stones which marked the distance along a route. A milestone reassured a traveler of the distance he/she had traveled and that they were still on the right path. Now it also means an action or event that signifies a change in a… Continue reading Milestones
I was shopping at a cute store in a small town during one of my recent travels. The bracelets I was looking at were unique, a piece of curved pottery with a word on each. If you purchased a bracelet, a portion of your purchase would go toward helping someone in need. I like that… Continue reading Broken Courage
Over the weekend, we watched Unbroken, the true story of World War II POW Louis Zamperini. If you haven't seen the movie or read the book, I won't spoil it for you. Just know that for years, Mr. Zamperini endured one horror after another from sharks to gunfire to hunger and beatings. My takeaway from the movie… Continue reading Gripey or Grateful?
Last week, on one of my days off, I took a little extra time to journal all I was grateful for, I'd listed my health, my family, friends, having a meaningful job to do and our church family when I heard a huge bang, followed by a sizzle and then we lost all power. Suddenly,… Continue reading Gratitude 2.0
In football games, a time out is for re-grouping, strategizing, managing the clock, drinking Gatorade and sometimes just for messing with the game plan of your opponent. In child rearing, a time out is to remove a child from his/her cycle of behavior; to teach him/her what is not acceptable through a bit of negative… Continue reading Time Out
This past week I've been acutely aware of some milestone moments, like the two year anniversary of my cancer surgery. I was aware of feeling so grateful not to be re-living that day again but also so happy to be two years down the road, still here, still healthy, enjoying life. At the same time, our son… Continue reading The Sweet and the Bitter